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    Homme de Gres
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    Re: What is your TOP 3 DESIGNER of all-time??

    1. Vintage Bel Ami by Hermes
    2. Vintage Gianfranco Ferré for Man
    3. Vintage Polo by RL

    Honorable mention: The original Calvin by CK
  3. Re: Creed Millésime Impérial discontinued (& possibly many other perfumes) - EU regulation at its fi

    Can you imagine how miffed those at Creed will be when they find out someone discontinued MI unbeknownst to them...?

    https://www.creedboutique.com/us/fragrance/millesime-imperial/100ml

    “Things...
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    Re: Your Favorite Animalic Classy Fragrances?

    1. Monsieur Carven
    2. Kouros Eau de Sport
    3. Vintage Antaeus
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    Re: cheap tobacco frags

    A number of great suggestions!

    Check out Vermeil Pour Homme

    I also get a tobacco note with Eau de Beaux by L’Occitane
    Michael Kors for Men is another worth checking out as is Moods by Krizia....
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Vintage Passion by Elizabeth Taylor.

    This is one of those fragrances that in vintage form smells almost nothing like what’s on shelves now. It’s deep, mossy and the powdery sweetness that’s found...
  7. Re: Fragrances for a hoodie and jeans type of guy

    Acqua di Parma Cedro de Toarmina
    Boss Bottled
    Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Haha!!!!

    Vintage Arrogance Uomo today.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Vintage formulation of Eau du Sud by Goutal
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Azzaro Pour Homme
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Azzaro Acteur.

    I didn’t think it was possible, but the more I wear it, the more I like it.
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    Re: Tom Ford Straw Poll

    The only 2 that I own or care to own are Grey Vetiver EDP and Sahara Noir. TF for Men Extreme is a nice mainstream offering, but the performance is too poor to warrant a purchase.
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    Re: Lemon Line alternative?

    Great post and all spot on (as usual!)

    I’d add Eau de Hadrien by Goutal. If you can snag a bottle of the discontinued Eau de Hadrien Absolu, go for it.., It’s a great fragrance and has legs like...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Ho Hang Club by Balenciaga
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Great scent bud!!!

    Chanel No 19 for me with a dab of Byblos Sándalo behind my ears to give it a more rounded feel with sandalwood as a supporting cast member.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Bowling Green by Geoffrey Beene
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    Re: Tom ford Sahara noir

    My position concerning Sahara Noir has nothing to do with scarcity, rising cost or anything of the like... Sahara Noir finds itself situated atop my collection for one reason; it’s that darn good......
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    Re: Best rose fragrances for men?

    1. Vintage Acteur by Azzaro
    2. Vintage Ungaro 1
    3. Halston Limited
    4. Lyric Man by Amouage
    5. Black to Black by Mancera
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    Re: Tom ford Sahara noir

    Because I’ve smelled about a dozen or so “incense-centric” fragrances and none of them can hold a candle to it... Definitely Douchafour’s best work to date IMO.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Halston Limited
  21. Thread: Soap battle

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    Re: Soap battle

    It’s a combo of Irish Spring soap, Paco Rabbane, salt filled air and oakmoss. It’s definitely “clean and green” and I find it to be quite versatile.
  22. Thread: Soap battle

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    Re: Soap battle

    Of the 2, Castile for sure.

    My favorite soapy neroli? Elie Saab’s Neroli

    My favorite “soapy” fragrances in my collection?

    1. Patrick by Fragrances of Ireland
    2. Lyric Man by Amouage
    3....
  23. Re: Pick Top 5 Most Masculine Fragrances You Have Smelled?

    Vintage Bel Ami by Hermes
    Vintage Azzaro Pour Homme
    Vintage Polo by RL
    The Original Calvin by CK
    Krizia Uomo
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Vintage Boucheron PH EDT.
  25. Re: Recommended Amouage scent for the summer (Humid, Texas weather)

    Silver and Día would be my choices based on what I’ve sampled. Lyric Man could work on a cooler summer evening.
  26. Re: Where to ? Chanel PM, Worh PH, Dunhill 1934....

    Cappucci Pour Homme (vintage)
    Monsieur Balmain (frosted bottle/newer vintage)
    Cologne Intense by Houbigant

    (+1 Armani Eau PH—-Vintage or Cosmair release preferred)
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Vintage Canoe by Dana.
  28. Re: Woodsy wood scent - a bit deep, a bit dark, a bit dry, and definitely masculine. Any suggestions

    2 Man by Comme de Garçons is one worth sampling.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Monsieur Balmain in the frosted bottle.

    Lemons, moss and nothing short of perfect on this scorching Saturday.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 4th July, 2019

    Neroli by Elie Saab
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    Re: Leather for Summer

    Absolutely, +1
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Vintage Azzaro Pour Homme.
  33. Re: Merkur Furtur Razor - Let the Blood Flow

    I use a Parker 29L with Feather blades. This is technically a unisex DE safety. I bought it to start out given the blade exposure (conservative) and longer handle (I have bigger hands and don’t like...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Completely agree... It’s almost like entirely different juice!

    My SOTD: Vetiver Dry by Carven.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Moods by Krizia
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Monogram by Ralph Lauren
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    Re: PDM Layton Exclusif what should I do ??

    Or...

    If you bought it and disliked it, I’m sure you could flip it in a swap pretty easily here on Basenotes.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Tsar by Van Cleef & Arpels
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Someone with great taste and a bit of a blind-buying issue :)
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Hammer don’t hurt’em!!!

    Versus Uomo by Versace for me
  41. Re: SOTW: Scent of the Week. For those BRAVE souls among us:)

    Rive Gauche, no sweat! There are a handful of fragrances that I can wear for 1 week +, this happens to be one.

    Others include:
    Vintage Armani Eau PH
    Coach Leatherware 01
    Vintage Azzaro PH ...
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    Re: Your Favorite Neroli Fragrances?

    Actually, Entre Naranjos by Ramon Monegal is really solid. I enjoy the development but the initial 20-30 min are absolutely fantastic. I find that a spray to the shirt I’m wearing seems to allow the...
  43. Re: A fresh, clean, sparkling grapefruit please!

    I sampled Loewe PH Special (Espesiale???) Sport Edition a couple of years ago and thought the grapefruit note was well paired with sea salt and woods. I never bought a bottle, but did enjoy the...
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    Re: Your Favorite Neroli Fragrances?

    1. Neroli by Elie Saab
    2. Castile by Penhaligon’s
    3. Mugler Cologne
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    Re: Anucci Man - worth a blind buy?

    If florals are your thing, you’d be hard-pressed to find something better st the price point. I find that it has a “freshly laundered linen vibe” in addition to the florals.

    I’d call it unisex...
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    Re: Guerlain : Vetiver :: ______ : Patchouli

    Nobile 1942’s Patchouli Nobile is my reference patchouli by a landslide.

    I actually get a solid dose from vintage Versace L’Homme, but it’s more of a complementary note.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Pontaccio 21 by Gianfranco Ferre

    Great juice, and though a 1/2 notch beneath GFF for Man in my book, it’s a wonderful and easy wearing Italian spring/summer gem.
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    Re: How long would your collection last?

    Well beyond my lifetime and definitely well into my nephews’.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Vintage Canoe by Dana
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    Re: Advice on Starting a Collection (Beginner)

    Absolutely... Sound advice
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    Re: Gucci Rush for men clones?

    Sartorial by Pal Zileri is very similar, but I’d recommend over spraying to get decent performance.

    Sorry, just read your entire opening statement and just realized I was being redundant... Oops!
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Vintage Jubilation XXV
    Man is this stuff good.., Seemed like a good choice for a dreary Easter Sunday.
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    Re: Drydown similar to Amouage Dia Man

    I’d say stick with Dia because I’ve never smelled anything that’s remotely close. As far as the perfumer goes, I’m not sure.
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    Re: Highwater pants

    I agree.

    I’m good with the tapered leg, but the cut at or just proximal to the lateral malleoli (bump on outside of ankle) looks unfinished to me.
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    Re: Your favorite Mancera?

    1. Black to Black
    2. Lemon Line
    3. Aoud Sandroses
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    Re: Is Cedrat Boise a safe blind buy?

    +100

    For the record, it smells nothing like Aventus... What I can say is that is has a similar playful yet versatile vibe. Personally, I think Aventus is a better scent from top to bottom.
    ...
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    Re: Your Top 5 Incense-Based Fragrances

    1. Sahara Noir by Tom Ford
    2. Jubilation XXV by Amouage
    3. Gucci PH I
    4. 2Man by CDG
    5. Vintage Body Kouros by YSL
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme (2003) Resurfaces !!!

    I trust Diddy’s nose more than I trust my own....

    With that said, I’ll pass...

    The only fragrance that I’ve encountered that even comes close to GPH1 is CDG’s 2Man. I’d say it’s about 80% there...
  59. Re: Weil Homme Blue EDP - Anyone familiar with this one?

    Thanks for all the info everyone! It sounds like Silver may be in play for me :)
  60. Re: What is the best ultra least masculine masculine scent?

    +1, no doubt.

    Annuci for Men is nipping at its heels though...
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    Re: which of these 3 cheapies should i get?

    Honestly, I’d go Jacques Fath Pour L’Homme instead...

    Of the 3 you have listed, Rochas Man.
  62. Re: looking for a sweet fragrance with very good stamina.. (a stronger with you but with more hold..

    These should fit your criteria :)

    Jacques Fath Pour L’Homme
    Ambre Tabac by Josier
    Tobacco by Franck Boclet
    Tabac Rouge by Phaedon
    18.21 by Man Made
  63. Re: Name an house that is better than Dior, overall...

    I’ll tell ya what, Dior has one helluva lineup...

    But...

    I think I’d take Hermes first, followed by Dior followed by Guerlain. The Hermessence line alone is killer, then add the likes of Bel...
  64. Re: Creed Viking, does it has any similarities with Fougere Royale by Houbigant?

    Nope.

    Different scents and both formidable in their own right.
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    Re: Need suggestions for a new work scent

    L’Occitane Homme is a brisk, squeaky-clean lavender. It’s fresh in that it is has a “fresh linen” feel to it. Pair it with the aftershave balm and you’ll get both better performance and more depth.
    ...
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    Re: Fragrance that Smells Like Vanilla Beans

    I’ve never tried this, but have heard that this is a vanilla lover’s dream.

    A solid “cheapie” is Ted Lapidus Pour Lui. It basically smells like a semi-sweet fairly dry vanilla milk shake.
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    Re: Smart Casual scent for 60s man

    Yup and yup :)
    I own and truly enjoy both of these.

    Honestly, you can’t go wrong with Green Irish Tweed. Easily dressed up or down and a very “easy grab” anytime.

    Cade by L’Occitane may be...
  68. Re: Weil Homme Blue EDP - Anyone familiar with this one?

    I hear ya, I basically found the same... I’m still wondering how this ended up in New England... At a Marshall’s no less!!!

    Once again, thank you for your reply!
  69. Re: Weil Homme Blue EDP - Anyone familiar with this one?

    That’s it :)

    The light blue box in the back is the one that I saw. Are you familiar with it?

    Outside of Kipling, I’m not familiar with anything from this house.

    Thanks for the reply :)
  70. Re: Weil Homme Blue EDP - Anyone familiar with this one?

    Hi Hednic,
    I appreciate the reply :)

    No, that isn’t it. It’s a light blue rectangular box.
  71. Weil Homme Blue EDP - Anyone familiar with this one?

    Hello all,

    I was browsing a local Marshall’s and saw a 100ml bottle of Weil Homme Blue EDP. I did a little research and came up with very little... I saw that it was once available on Amazon’s UK...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Ungaro I

    Man, do I love this stuff! Such a shame it’s been discontinued...
  73. Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia VS Dior Eau Sauvage edt. Best longevity?

    Vintage Eau Sauvage > ADP Colonia

    Current vs Current...

    ADP Colonia > Eau Sauvage

    Neither are longevity/silage monsters given their structure, so reapplying after 4-6 hours is probably your...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Vintage Tsar by VC&A
  75. Re: Is Rochas Possibly The House With The Most Consistent High Releases ?

    No doubt about it, the house has been consistent and is definitely underrated. I too really enjoy Eau de Rochas PH and reach for it often once summer hits.

    If I had to choose a designer house that...
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    Re: Talk me in or out of Fougre Royale

    It’s a solid fragrance, but I don’t consider it floral at all. As noted above, it’s a lightly spice Fougere.

    For a “green, masculine floral,” I’d look at Chanel No 19. Yes, it’s marketed to women,...
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    Re: Which Rose or Amber should I blind buy?

    I own the Elie Saab, abs though nice, it’s by no means a “reference amber.” It has a smoky-darkness about that is quite nice, but steers away from an amber centered fragrance.

    For a reference...
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    Re: Mens rose frags

    Actually, Vanilla Flash from the Tauerville line is a nice combo of vanilla, rose, tobacco and incense. It leans more masculine on me, but I’ve read others’ accounts who mention it taking a more...
  79. Re: Fellow Aventians, what are your other three most worn scents?

    Hmmm....

    My most frequently worn (but not necessarily my favorites) are:

    1. Rive Gauche (vintage... By a landslide)
    2. Eau du Sud by Goutal (vintage)
    3. Purple Label by RL

    Honorable...
  80. Re: Shopping for a new fragrance tonight, need suggestions

    Chanel Homme Edition Blanche is worth sampling.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Vintage CK Eternity for me!
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    Re: Please pair a fragrance with this picture

    Iris de Nuit by Heeley resonates with me.
  83. Re: Mugler's Ultra Zest Currently Selling at $165

    Hahaha!!!! Well played, Palm!
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    L’Humaniste by Frapin.

    It just felt right on this sunny spring morning :)
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    Re: Mancera Lemon Line

    Completely agree.

    Lemon Line is a great option for the summer. I use this, Monsieur Balmain and Eau du Sud regularly as my summer “lemons.”
  86. Re: Mugler's Ultra Zest Currently Selling at $165

    It’s not bad, but it isn’t worth more than retail. I don’t own it and definitely don’t see me adding it to my collection given what it’s going for now. When I sampled it a few years ago, I would have...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Pasha by Cartier.
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    Re: Some hot weather woods reccomendations

    Teak Wood by Gandini 1896 checks all of your boxes. It’s quite versatile, can be dressed up and down and wears well in all weather, Another that I like by DS & Durga is Bowmakers. I think it could be...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Awfully tough to top!

    For me, Vintage Eau du Sud by Goutal
  90. Re: What did everyone wear for St. Patrick’s day?

    I, like yourself, wore Patrick. Clean, soapy green and one of my favorite “daily drivers.”
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Amouage Lyric Man.

    Clean, soapy rose that beckons spring :)
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    Re: My Non-Investment Timepiece Collection!

    Beautiful collection!

    Do you ever get an opportunity to wear the Patek Philippe 5296R-010 - Rose Gold Calatrava anniversary present from your son? Others that I’m sure get a few looks are the...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Vermeil Pour Homme
  94. Re: Spring/Summer recommendation for 25 year old

    +1. Versatility at its finest.

    I’d also look at Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Amouage Dia, Chanel Allure Pour Homme Edition Blanche, Patrick by Fragrances of Ireland and Rive Gauche by Yves St...
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    Re: Why is Calvin Klein hardly ever mentioned?

    I used to own a number of fragrances from the line up through the mid-to-late 90’s.

    Now, I only own the OG release “Calvin” and vintage iterations of Eternity, Obsession and Escape.

    I’ve tried...
  96. Re: Do Any Cologne Companies Make Grooming Products With Their Scents?

    Penhaligon’s has shave creams, aftershaves, body washes as well as razors.

    Royall also has a full line goodies.
  97. Re: Year round fragrance with a creamy sensual base

    Ambre Tabac by Daniel Josier
    Masculin Pluriel by MFK
    Jaipur by Boucheron
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    Re: Floris Suggestions

    I really enjoy 1962. It smells as though it could be a softer, more polished Italian Cypress.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    There’s no doubt about it, the chrome capped tall, triangular bottle you own is numero uno. Given it’s age, a layered wearing may be in order. Not necessarily the more contemporary release sprayed on...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Warmer Polo today. Much more tobacco than the Cosmair bottle that I own. Nice wear, especially on this chilly morning.
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